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We are a slightly mad, always fun podcast bringing you all the History you love and a lot that you didn‘t know you‘d love until you heard it here!

Recommended by BBC Radio, and presented by acclaimed historian Alexandra Churchill, with Matt Bone and Zack White.

August 30, 2021

History Hack: Surrealism, Lee Miller and Roland Penrose

Photographer Lee Miller and artist Roland Penrose were at the centre of the inter-war Surrealism movement. Through their art, they embraced the movement before the war intervened and changed the direction of their lives. Boney and Charlotte are joined by Antony Penrose, Lee and Roland's son, and Ami Bouhassane, their granddaughter, to discuss surrealism and the incredible lives of Lee and Roland.

Be sure to visit https://www.farleyshouseandgallery.co.uk/ and https://www.leemiller.co.uk/ for more on Roland and Lee.

You can buy the books we mention in the podcast at our very own bookshop at https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/historyhack

Buy The Lives of Lee Miller by Antony Penrose here: https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/historyhack

Buy Lee Miller by Ami Ami Bouhassane here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/6252/9781916041646

Buy Dressed For War: The Story of Audrey Withers, Vogue editor extraordinaire from the Blitz to the Swinging Sixties by Julie Summers here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/6252/9781471181603

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